A NEW commercial and industrial site is now open for business in an area which is already home to a successful trading estate.

Dalton New Bridge (DNB), is a 66-acre commercial and industrial development site near Thirsk.

The site, strategically located at the heart of the county’s road network, is a proven home for manufacturing, engineering and distribution.

It will be marketed by leading Leeds property consultancy Dove Haigh Phillips (DHP).

Mike Dove, partner with DHP, said: “This is one of the premier development sites to come to market in Yorkshire this year. It has tremendous potential, with immediate access to the national motorway network, recently improved by multi-million pound highway upgrades. A proven location has just got even better.”

The location is already home to successful engineering, manufacturing and distribution companies with nearby occupiers including Wagg Foods, National Tube Stockholders (NTS), Severfield PLC, GRIEFF, Gargil and The Wetherby Group, at the adjacent Dalton Industrial Estate.

Mr Dove said: “A significant feature of this site is its size, unique in North Yorkshire. Dalton New Bridge can accommodate major projects, which require large-scale buildings, sites and plots appealing to developers and occupiers alike.

“The entire 66-acre site has been proposed for employment use within the Hambleton Local Plan and Hambleton District Council, together with the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), have been very supportive."

The site has recently been opened up by a significant £4.1m highway redevelopment project, involving a new bridge, replacing its ageing, flood-blighted predecessor.

Designed to cope with periodic flooding, the new bridge provides a more resilient, higher level route to the Dalton Industrial Estate – vastly improving access to the industrial estate.

David Kerfoot, chair of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership said, “This project is testament to the true collaboration between the public and private sector. Our position as an LEP allows us to have a uniquely local focus and prioritise investments that we know will have a significant impact."